December 12th, 2016
Winner of the 2016 Hobie 16 World Masters and winner of many Australian Multihull Championships, Rod Waterhouse, will compete in the Weta Trimaran class in the sailing regatta at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April next year.
'I was excited to try the Weta after seeing videos online', said Rod. 'And after a test of a boat loaned from Weta Sydney I knew I had to do the event.'
Auckland is the home of the New Zealand-designed Weta and over 1300 Wetas have been sold worldwide since it launched with a splash in 2009. 'We're very pleased to see someone of Rod's calibre racing the Weta and hope we can encourage more of his contemporaries to take part', said Roger Kitchen, Director of Weta Marine. 'And if you purchase a Weta 4.4 Trimaran in Australia before 1st March 2017, it will be shipped free with the Australian Weta Team container from Sydney for the WMG regatta'.
The fun, fast, easy Weta 4.4 Trimaran is the high-tech boat everyone can sail and it has recently been selected for Paralympic sailing events by the World Sailing organisation. Expertly made for maximum enjoyment and minimum fuss, whether you’re sailing all out and solo, mixing it up with the family or teaching the kids to sail, the Weta is simple to sail, surprisingly quick, and an absolute ton of fun.
For the Australian Weta Team click here.
The World Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world. In terms of athlete numbers, it is bigger in scale than even the Olympics. Auckland will host the event from 21 to 30 April 2017 during which time 25,000 participants will compete in 28 sports across 48 competition venues. The Games are regarded as the largest event New Zealand will host in at least the next decade.
By Paul White